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U.S. Missile Strike Kills Three in Northwest Pakistan

Pakistani officials say an American drone has fired several missiles at a vehicle in a northwestern tribal region, killing three suspected militants.

The two officials say the attack happened on Friday near the Angore Adda border town of South Waziristan bordering Afghanistan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

Washington often targets Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked operatives in Pakistani tribal regions.

The strike comes as tensions rise between Pakistan and the United States after claims by top U.S. military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, that Pakistan's main spy agency backed militants who carried out attacks against American targets in Afghanistan.

Pakistan rejects the allegation.